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Homework Helpers at the Library

Struggling with a class or your homework? Get help from our Homework Helpers, a crew of high school students volunteering their brainpower to help you!

Drop in for homework help in any subject on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Kids' World. Make sure to check back for schedule updates.

Interested in becoming a Homework Helper? More information on our Volunteer page.

 

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Online Tutoring

Tutor.com Live Homework Help offers daily one-on-one online help with math, science, English, social studies and more.

Tutors are available from noon – midnight!

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Test Prep

Studying for a big test? Check out these handouts that list a bunch of resources at the library to help you study.

Call 847-506-2669 or stop by the Hub desk for more info.

AP Test Resources

ACT & SAT Prep Resources 

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Tools for School

Leverage your mobile device to work smarter and score better in school. This handout lists lots of great apps and research tips.

Call 847-506-2669 or use the "Chat with us" feature at the bottom of the page! 

Library Databases For Homework & Research

Academic Search Complete

Articles from thousands of magazines/journals, covering all topics. 

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Britannica Library--for Young Adults

Young adult edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia.

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Britannica Library--Reference Center

The world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlasstate profilesbiographies and much more.

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CultureGrams

Learn about the world's countries and peoples.

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Ebsco Explora

Updated interface allows simultaneous searching of MasterFile PremierAcademic Search Premier

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Gale Academic OneFile

Millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts.

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Gale in Context: Biography

Biographies and full text articles.

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Topical overviews and reference, magazine and journal articles covering environmental issues.

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Gale in Context: High School

Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc.

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Pro/con articles on major issues:  gun control, drug legalization, immigration, etc. Especially useful for debate preparation, gaining context for election issues, etc.

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Gale Literature: LitFinder + Contemporary Authors

Combines the content of Gale's LitFinder database of poetry and criticism and Gale's Contemporary Authors Online database of biographical information and bibliographies.

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MasterFILE Complete

Magazine, journal and reference articles on all topics. Includes Consumer Reports issues.

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Milestone Documents in American History

Primary source documents pertaining to the history of the United States.

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National Geographic

Full-text issues of National Geographic (1880-present) and  National Geographic Traveler (2010-present).  Hundreds of maps, videos and images.

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Tutor.com: Live Homework Help & More

Live tutors online to help with math, science, English, social studies etc., as well as standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.) and career help (1-on-1 resume reviews, etc.) IOS App available.

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World Book Discover

A comprehensive encyclopedia with easier-to-read articles. Includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video.
Until April 30, additional World Book resources are available by clicking on the "World Book Home" link at the lower left of the World Book Discover page.

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Library Databases For Learning New Skills

Creativebug

More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing/quilting/knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more. | Privacy note.

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Gale Courses

In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification.

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Mango Languages

Languages/cultural awareness. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, English (for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers) and more, plus Little Pim for kids.

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Testing & Education Reference Center

Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. See also the Access My Library app.

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Treehouse: Online Training

Treehouse is releasing a series of free livestreamed training sessions via their YouTube channel. Check back every few days for updates. They have also released a free YouTube version of their "How to Work Remotely" tutorial.

Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.

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